Holly Korbey is an education and parenting journalist writing about teachers, parents, and schools for a national audience. She is the author of Building Better Citizens, and her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, Medium's Bright, Brain, Child Magazine, Babble, The Nervous Breakdown, the essay collection How to Fit a Car Seat on a Camel and others. She is a regular contributor on education for Edutopia as well as NPR's MindShift blog, out of San Francisco member station KQED. She's also been nominated for an Education Writers Association award for outstanding reporting on how dyslexia is handled in schools.
Holly writes and speaks on issues happening inside classrooms, including the 'new civics' education, the arts, dyslexia and reading and more.
Born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, the daughter of a junior high history teacher and a balloon artist, before journalism Holly worked professionally as a musical theater actress in New York City. She now lives in Music City, USA, with her husband and three sons. She can usually be found reading a book at Little League practice.